Programs that enhance the aesthetic characteristics of the urban built environment and natural surroundings by acquiring and preserving open spaces for public enjoyment; planting trees, flowers, shrubs and ground cover in public places; controlling outdoor advertising signs, billboards and displays; controlling the establishment, use and maintenance of junkyards; developing and implementing anti-litter campaigns; cleaning up nature trails, rivers and streams; and engaging in other environmental beautification activities.
Programs that acquire, protect, maintain and, where necessary, restore buildings, structures, art and cultural objects, landscapes, sites or entire districts that have historical, architectural, archaeological, engineering, cultural, or artistic significance for the enjoyment and edification of current and future generations.
Organizations that preserve the historical heritage of a particular county, city, township, town or other specific geographic area. Activities include preservation and restoration of historic and archaeological sites located within the jurisdiction; restoration or reconstruction of historical buildings; collection, preservation and publication of local historical material; dissemination of historical information; and promotion of historical work in the community. Historical societies may operate museums, libraries and archives; conduct historical research; study local cultures; and sponsor historical programs and exhibitions.
Programs that accept paint, siding, lighting fixtures, hardware, doors, windows and other construction materials and keep them for use in their own program or donate them to community-based organizations that will use them in housing renovation or other community revitalization projects.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.